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Old 29th Mar 2010, 02:43   #1 (permalink)
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787 wing bends like a banana!

Successful test of the new 787 static loads airframe - passed the required 150% of max design load today in Everett. Wing deflection was 25 feet during the test which was not broken like the 777 wing back in 1995.

Here's a link to the FlightBlogger article, complete with a pretty amazing photo taken at test completion.
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Old 29th Mar 2010, 06:58   #2 (permalink)
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I think a few nervous passengers would be even more nervous if they saw them like that

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Old 29th Mar 2010, 21:40   #3 (permalink)
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Wing flex

Just as a comparison, at the end of a major check on a Vanguard, we used to jack up each wing tip 13 foot - design flex was 13 foot up or down.
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Old 29th Mar 2010, 22:51   #4 (permalink)
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Boeing B52 was about 40 feet iirc
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Old 31st Mar 2010, 15:45   #5 (permalink)
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Aaah Boeing's new greener propulsion, flapping the wings to those ratios...?
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Old 2nd Apr 2010, 12:16   #6 (permalink)
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In my admittedly limited experience, bananas do not bend at all well.

They are often curved, but if you try to bend one, it will usually break pretty well straight away.
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Old 2nd Apr 2010, 13:07   #7 (permalink)
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Except in Queensland!!!

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Old 2nd Apr 2010, 15:36   #8 (permalink)
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As long as certain parts don't start peeling like a banana, we'll be fine.
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